Entries Tagged as 'Offense'

The Phoenix Suns and the poor state of clutch shooting in the NBA

May 30th, 2013 · 14 Comments

Throughout my five seasons running ValleyoftheSuns I have marveled at the fact that teams often take the worst shots with the game on the line in the final seconds of a one-possession game. You could say it’s my biggest pet peeve about the Association as I don’t understand how a shot that would not be […]

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Utilizing Luis Scola at the high post

January 23rd, 2013 · 15 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have made a massive course correction here at the halfway point of the season. Alvin Gentry is sitting at home, and Lindsey Hunter is now in charge. In the coming weeks, the team is going to explore new options on offense and defense. The coaching staff will look back at the first […]

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Phoenix Suns 125, Portland Trail Blazers 107 — Controlling their destiny

April 17th, 2012 · 43 Comments

PHOENIX — Tonight we learned what happens when a team in the midst of a massive tank job meets a team in desperate need of a win to vault into one of the top eight sought-after spots in the Western Conference. With Nicolas Batum and Raymond Felton joining LaMarcus Aldridge on the list of unavailable […]

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Tags: Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers

Phoenix Suns 125, Los Angeles Lakers 105 — Scoring in bunches

April 8th, 2012 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — Last night in Denver the Suns gave away a game that Steve Nash described as “heartbreaking.” He proceeded to tweet that he’s going to count to 10 presumably to try to get over the defeat but that it frankly did not help much. The Suns had reason to be upset as they coughed […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Michael Redd · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shannon Brown · Turnovers

Phoenix Suns’ struggles can be traced to offense’s demise

March 1st, 2012 · 4 Comments

During the first six years after the return of Nash, the Phoenix Suns dominated regular season play thanks to perhaps the best offense in NBA history over that length of a period. The Suns led the league in offensive efficiency each and every one of those campaigns with some seasons that ranked among the best […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Josh Childress · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Sebastian Telfair · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 109, Milwaukee Bucks 93 — Shooting daggers once again

January 8th, 2012 · 32 Comments

PHOENIX — When the Suns’ offense struggled to start the season, the team’s collective answer was that there was no reason for alarm, they were just missing shots they normally knock down. Maybe they were right. The Suns set a new season high for field goal percentage for the fourth straight game Sunday night and […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Marcin Gortat · Milwaukee Bucks · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash